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Why Microsoft’s $19.7B deal to acquire Nuance is a ‘perfect fit’ and ‘trophy’ for Redmond tech giant

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Why Microsoft’s $19.7B deal to acquire Nuance is a ‘perfect fit’ and ‘trophy’ for Redmond tech giant

Image: Microsoft. Article by Taylor Soper. GeekWire – April 12, 2021.

Microsoft’s giant purchase: The tech giant announced its second-largest acquisition ever on Monday: a pending $19.7 billion deal to swoop up Boston-area company Nuance Communications, a longtime leader in artificial intelligence-fueled speech technology.

Why Nuance: The deal reflects Microsoft’s continued bet on healthcare. Nuance specializes in “conversational AI” for applications in hospitals and doctor’s offices; 77% of U.S. hospitals are Nuance customers. […]

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